BMS Calendar

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Summer Reading Day Next Friday

Summer Reading Day will be next Friday, September 13.

Students in grades 6-8 should plan to bring in their summer reading response projects by that day. (It might be a good idea to bring it in earlier in the week so you know it's in school!) They will be sharing their projects on team during a special one hour block at the start of the school day, and turning their projects in. This will be part of their T1 grade.

Please check the summer reading website for more information.

Avengers Movie + Pizza at BPL Monday

The Beverly Public Library is hosting  a showing of Avengers: Endgame next Monday, September 9 after school from 3:30-6:30pm.

It's for grades 6-12 only - no parents allowed!

Kids can kick back in the Sohier Room and watch the movie on the big screen and eat (free) pizza!

See this flyer or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org for more information.

Mom Ball Information

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

If you’re playing for the Middle School team, please submit your money and waiver by tomorrow, Saturday, September 7th, 5:00 pm to any of the captains.

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Apps to be Aware Of

Assistant Principal Ms. Norton wants to share this article with you:

15 apps parents should look out for on their kids' phones

This article mentions Common Sense Media, which is a fantastic resource for parents.  As it points out, "It gives parents a break down on what they should know about each and every app out there. And it provides advice on monitoring your kids apps."

Announcing the BMS Direct Donation Drive

Nothing to sell! Nothing to volunteer for! 100% of your donations go to BMS student education and enrichment!

The Direct Donation Drive is now underway. You can contribute via Venmo or by check (turn in checks with these donation slips) - and you might even win a prize!

See this flyer for more information.

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum Nights are coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:30 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Lost & Found

The BMS Lost & Found is already filling up! It is located outside the library on the first floor, under the staircase.

If your child has misplaced something at school, have them check the Lost & Found. There are also generally some items near the gym and by the stairs at the front end of the 3rd floor cafeteria. These are collected about once a week and brought to the main Lost & Found.

We tag items regularly and then donate those that have been there for a month or longer periodically through the school year.

Please be sure to label your child's items, particularly expensive jackets and water bottles and  things like lunchboxes that are easy to leave behind.

Cross Country Meetings Today

There will be a quick informational meet and greet for students after school today.

If you are on the BLACK team you will meet in the neighborhood 1 maker space on the third floor (Mr. Arsnow’s hallway).

If you are on the ORANGE team you will meet in the neighborhood 1 maker space on the second floor (Mr. Sutera’s hallway).

If you take the bus, there is a late bus at 3:45.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mom Ball Information

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

If you’re playing for the Middle School team, please submit your money and waiver by Saturday, September 7th, 5:00 pm to any of the captains.

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Flute Club

Flute Club meets in the band room on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 starting on Wednesday September 18.

Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. 

The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. You may contact her at eyarrison@aol.com.

Field Hockey

7th and 8th grade Field Hockey practice begins Monday, September 9th. Meet out on the turf at 3:15pm. You should be all signed up and registered by now, and ready to go. 

Please see Coach McGrath in room 444 or email jmcgrath@beverlyschools.org if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BMS Library

The Beverly Middle School Library will be open before and after school starting next week, on Monday, September 9.

Students may visit the library before school every day starting at 8:15am.  They must leave by 8:40 so that they can get to homeroom in time for attendance at 8:45.

The library is typically open after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:45.  It is open on select Mondays and Wednesdays, depending on Ms. Woznick's schedule. It is not open after school on Fridays.

A notice is typically placed outside the library when there are changes to the schedule. When possible, the calendar that is on Homeward Bound will be adjusted when there are changes.

The library is intended to be a quieter alternative to the cafeteria in the morning. Students are encouraged to read, do homework, or engage in quiet activities in very small groups. Large groups, students who are not following library rules, and those who are inconsiderate of others using the space appropriately will be asked to leave. 

Student Handbook

The updated BMS Student Handbook for 2019-2020 is available online. Click here or view it through links on the BMS website. Students receive copies of the handbook on their iPads through an app they are directed to install.

The Student Handbook has information on academic expectations; attendance; student responsibilities; behavior and discipline policies; bullying, harassment, enforcement of rights; health, safety, and wellness; student & family support; and student forms.

Girls Who Code Club at BPL

Registration is now open for the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club!

It's open to students in grades 6-12 and will meet on Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 from September 18 through December 18.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now!

Pizza and a Movie at BPL Monday

The Beverly Public Library is hosting  a showing of Avengers: Endgame next Monday, September 9 from 3:30-6:30pm. It's for teens only - no parents allowed!

Kids can kick back in the Sohier Room and watch the movie on the big screen and eat (free) pizza!

See this flyer or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org for more information.

Fall XC Series

The  North Beverly PTO is running a fall Cross Country Race series on Sundays in September. Races are open to all Beverly elementary and middle school students.

Click here for a  flyer with more information.

All-City Jazz Band Auditions

The auditions for the All-City Jazz Band at BMS will be held September 26th after school in the music room (155) from 3-5:30pm.

ACJB practices after school every Thursday from 3:15-4:45pm.

The audition materials and information can be found on the All-City Jazz Band page of the Beverly Middle School bands website http://www.beverlymsbands.org/all-city-jazz-band.html. See Mr. Krafka if you have further questions.

Mom Ball September 20-22

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Monday, September 2, 2019

First Day of School Tomorrow

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our BMS students!

View the opening day letter from our principal, Mr. Poska.

Daily schedule
The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

First day - 5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Parking note to parents: If you are getting out of your car with your child, please use the Balch Street Entrance and pull into the large lot behind the school. On Tuesday 9/3, if you are escorting a 5th grader to the gym, which is at the back of the building, you may enter by the back door, which is near the gym.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Prices
The regular price for a full lunch at the middle school is $3.00.  Reduced price lunches are $0.40. The cost of breakfast at all schools is $2.00. In addition, 8 oz. milk may be purchased by itself for $0.75, and there are some other drinks and small items for sale at varying prices.

Menus
September 2019 menu is now available.

POS  (Point of Service) Payment
Our schools use a prepayment system in all cafeterias. Students make purchases with a personal pin number at the register. Pin numbers are confidential and do NOT change year to  year. Learn more about the POS system. You can deposit money online through www.sendmoneytoschool.com or you can send/mail a check made  out to Beverly Public Schools Food Service. Include your child's full name in the memo section of the check.

Free and Reduced Price Meals
Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well. Remember: you only need to submit one application per household, not one per child, even if you have children in different schools in the Beverly Public Schools district.

Have questions about free & reduced price meals? Check this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or contact the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x11129.

More Information About Food Services
Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer.

Summer Reading Reminders

Students should NOT bring their summer reading project to school on the first day.   Teachers will give students more information about when to bring it to school this week.

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should try books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Gr 8 Math Packets Due Wednesday 9/4

Grade 8 students are to turn in their required summer math packet on Wednesday,  September 4.